Construction Updates and Opportunities

Retail Space Availability

To learn about current retail leasing opportunities available on the Manhattanville Campus, visit:

Construction Opportunities

We expect design and construction work in Manhattanville to create numerous opportunities for people with a wide range of skills and experience. Specific opportunities will be announced as the project progresses.

Commitment to Minority-, Women- and Locally-Owned (MWL) Businesses

Columbia University is committed to supporting Minority-, Women- and Locally-Owned (MWL) businesses and workforce participation.

Construction Contracting

  • Columbia University's goal is to award 35 percent of the total dollar value of Phase I Site Development construction subcontracts governed by the PLA to Minority-, Women- and Locally-Owned Business Enterprises (MWLBE), excluding Specialty Construction Services.  (As defined in the CBA, "Specialty Construction Services" shall mean construction services of a unique or special nature and for which there exists a limited number of qualified business entities that can perform such services.  These Specialty Construction Services are specifically listed in CBA - Exhibit E.)
  • Columbia University uses good faith efforts to unbundle (e.g. divide into smaller bid packages) certain sections of the Construction Work to increase participation by MWLBE’s

Non-Construction Contracting

  • Columbia University's goal is to award 35 percent of total dollar value of non-construction contracts (excluding academic and research contracts) throughout the life of the Project to MWLBE, provided that “Local” shall include the five (5) boroughs of New York City.

Construction Workforce Participation

  • Columbia University has a goal of 40 percent MWL workforce participation in construction activities, excluding Specialty Construction Services.
  • Columbia University includes non-discrimination and affirmative action obligations in all construction contracts entered into by Columbia or by Columbia contractors or subcontractors relating to the construction of the Project
  • Columbia University includes in its standard RFP templates (i) a statement indicating that the University is committed to the hiring of qualified Local Residents when possible and (ii) a question seeking information about the vendor’s record and practices in that regard

Click here to view the most recent Manhattanville MWL Workforce and Spending Summary.

Construction Updates

Columbia University provides weekly updates on construction taking place on the Manhattanville campus.

Current Week's Updates

Construction Update: Weeks of 5/20/24 and 5/27/24

The latest updates on what to expect and construction updates related to the Manhattanville campus.

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